Real Talk Comedy Tour | Feb 11 | May 12

It’s called The Real Talk Comedy Tour!

Along with Deray Davis and Rickey Smiley the tour includes B. Simone, Jess Hilarious and Darren Brand. Tickets start at $59.

Eddie Griffin | Mar 3-4 | Columbia

A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.

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4 Shows, March 3 & 4, 2023

$55.85 – $68.85 including fees

The Comedy House
2768 Decker Blvd. Columbia SC 29206
Box Office (803) 798-9898

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His Stand-Up Comedy Specials have received rave reviews including Def Comedy Jam (1992), the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand (1992), the HBO special Voodoo Child (1997), Dysfunktional Family (2003), Comedy Central’s You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It (2011), and the Showtime Special Undeniable (2018).

Comedy Central has honored Eddie as one of the Top 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of all time.

As an actor, Eddie Griffin has appeared in over 50 films such films as The Last Boy Scout (1991), Coneheads (1993), Armageddon (1998), Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999), Norbit (2007), American Hero (2015) Mucho Dinero (2016), and A Star is Born (2018).

His most notable film role was Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother (2002). Eddie was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie (1996-2000).

In 2019 Eddie began shooting the feature film The Comeback Trail alongside actors Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

Eddie’s third SHOWTIME comedy special, Eddie Griffin: E-NIGGMA, premiered on December 6, 2019. Griffin’s unapologetic storytelling canvasses his 30-plus year comedy career and offers an intimate glimpse into the 10th year of his nightly Las Vegas residency, The Eddie Griffin Experience at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.

James Gregory | Mar 4 | Newberry

For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best.


Two Shows March 4, 2023

3:00pm and 5:00pm

Tickets $45

Newberry Opera House
1201 McKibben St Newberry, SC 29108
Box Office (803) 276-6264

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The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch.

Gary Owen | Feb 9-11

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy.  Having performed to sold-out audiences in clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians.

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Feb 9-11, Charlotte NC

The Comedy Zone
900 NC Music Factory Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28206
Box Office (980) 321-4702

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Gary is currently wrapping production on the feature film DOTTY & SOUL. Upcoming, he can be seen in THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR which is the follow up to MEET THE BLACKS in which he starred with Mike Epps and Mike Tyson. He is one of the stars of the box-office record-breaking Screen Gems’ franchise THINK LIKE A MAN (2012) and its sequel THINK LIKE A MAN TOO (2014).  In additional to their commercial successes, both opening #1 at the box office, the films were warmly received by critics and fans alike.  In 2014, he starred in the Universal comedy RIDE ALONG with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart.  Other film credits include LITTLE MAN (2016) opposite The Wayans Brothers and DADDY DAY CARE (2003) opposite Eddie Murphy.  He is also widely known for his stealing role as “Bearcat” in the MGM film COLLEGE (2008).

On the small screen, Owen had his own series on BET “The Gary Owen Show” and co-hosted TruTV’s sketch series “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal” (2013).  After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.”
In addition to his memorable series roles, Owen writes, produces, and performs his groundbreaking standup comedy specials most of which have aired on Showtime: #DOIN’ WHAT I DO, I GOT MY ASSOCIATES, I AGREE WITH MYSELF, TRUE STORY, URBAN LEGEND, and BREAKIN’ OUT THE PARK.

In 2014, he served as the host of the hugely popular comedy special “Shaquille O’Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam – Live from Orlando”.  Other standout comedy performances include “Mike Epps Presents: Live from Club Nokia” He also starred in “Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment,” which aired on Starz in 2005.
In addition to his breadth of comedic work in films, television, and standup, Owen works closely with the nonprofit Facing Addiction, an organization dedicated to finding solutions to the addiction crisis in America.  Having lost his own brother to heroin addiction, Owen regularly speaks and performs to raise awareness and support for the organization’s mission.

Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy. In fact, he enrolled in the US navy following high school as a way to get out to Hollywood and break into the business. While in the Navy, he was chosen for the prestigious Presidential Honor Guard. .  During this time, he would drive to LA to perfrom standup comedy and he got his first break: two appearances on the multicultural comedy showcase, “BET’s ComicView,” a competition which he won and so began his outstanding career.

Katt Williams | Apr 7 | Columbia

Comedy legend and Emmy® Award-winning actor, Katt Williams, brings his “2023 and Me” Tour to the Colonial Life Arena in 2023. The comedic powerhouse is performing an all-new show following the success of his “World War III” tour.

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Tickets: $62 – $253

Fri • Apr 07, 2023 • 8:00 PM

J.J. Williamson

Hard work and enthusiasm has promoted Jeremiah (J.J.) Williamson into a very successful start in the entertainment industry. J.J. is rapidly becoming nationally known and requested for both his comedy and acting abilities.

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J.J. has performed via the television circuit on “The Monique Show”, “Russell Simmons HBO Def Comedy Jam”, “Comedy Central”, “Showtime at the Apollo” and “BET Comicview”. In 2000, J.J. earned his status among the comedy elite by winning the Bay Area Comedy Competition in Oakland, California.

J.J. has proven to show his versatility and stage presence which enabled him the opportunity to debut on the “Big Screen” as Cousin Bowdie in the 2004 Blockbuster Film “Johnson Family Vacation”. Jeremiah co-starred in the film with such actors as Cedric “The Entertainer”, Vanessa Williams, Steve Harvey, Bow-Wow and the list goes on. He also starred in the comedy series “Cedric The Entertainer Presents: The Platinum Comedy Series – Starting Line-Up”, produced by Urban Works Entertainment. His ability to move the crowd with consistent delivery has given him an abundance of positive exposure and support in the field of entertainment.

J. J. launched his career in a spectacular manner and continues to escalate to the next level. His sayings “Az-U-Should” and “I Pre-C-8 Dees Few Giggles Ya’ll Givin A Brotha” have become well known and well received by audiences both young and old!

Bruce Bruce

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce’s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country, and he has been entertaining audiences young and old, and of all backgrounds, for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality set him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance he makes.

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From his early role as host for two seasons of BET’s “Comic View” to his many appearances on tv and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that has found his mark in the business. Bruce headlined the 2008 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature “Idlewild,” appeared in the Larry the Cable Guy-starrer “Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector,” with Ice Cube in Columbia Pictures’ “XXX: State of the Union” and in the Screen Gems comedy “Think Like a Man,” Paramount’s Chris Rock directed “Top Five,” He most recently appeared in two big screen comedies, “The Trap,” starring Mike Epps, Universal Picture’s, “Undercover Brother 2,” and you can catch Bruce starring with Loretta Devine in the Netflix “Family Reunion” comedy series. Bruce is one of the nation’s favorite standup comedians and can currently be seen on two national tours, “LIT-AF Tour” with Martin Lawrence, The Real Mike Epps Tour, and in selected clubs and theatres.

In addition to standup comedy, film and tv, Bruce Bruce can also add author to his list of credits. Bruce released his first book “Baby James Brown” from Penguin Publishing. Within these pages you will find hilarious stories from his childhood and learn more about what makes Bruce Bruce one of the most popular comedians in the business today. Bruce’s comedy can actually be traced back to when he was working as a chef directly out of high school. He would entertain his customers with his humor while cooking up mean BBQ dishes. Bruce also worked as a FritoLays salesman and did everything from shelf placement to performing his comedy sets during their corporate meetings. Eventually, Bruce brought his comedy routine to the Comedy Act Theater in Atlanta and was an instant hit.

When BET’s Coast to Coast came to town searching for new and talented stand-up comedians, Bruce would pursue the opportunity to appear on the show and would incessantly audition at each club in the area. Ultimately, he appeared on the show three times. In 1993, Bruce made his first appearance on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam; followed quickly by an impressive appearance on the Showtime at the Apollo hosted by Steve Harvey in 1994. Bruce was asked back to the Apollo two more time in 1995.

His career skyrocketed from there. After receiving the highest ratings ever as the Host of “BET’s 10th Anniversary Comic View” for two seasons, Bruce returned to the BET family as the two-time host “Coming to the Stage.” Bruce went on to star in his own “Comedy Central Presents” special which he followed with a release of his one-hour comedy special DVD “Bruce Bruce Live”(2003) and more recently on “Losin’ It” (Showtime 2011).

On the big screen, Bruce has created crazy characters like the “Lime Pimp” in Hair Show starring Mo ‘Nique, and “Dewayne” the lovable security guard in The Wash starring Snoop Dog and Dr Dre. He also appeared as Larry’s buddy, “Big Shug,” in the Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, XXX: State of the Union, hilarious “Maitre D” in the Mike Epps’s The Trap and as the memorable “Golf Ball Eddie” in Who’s Your Caddy. On the small screen, Bruce recently turned a small role as “Brother Davis” into a hilarious foil for Loretta Devine’s character in “Family Reunion.” Bruce’s bigger than life personality has transcended his personality onto the music video scene as well. He has made guest appearances in videos with Ludacris and the Ying Yang Twins (after being named in their hit song “Salt Shaker”). He appeared in the monstrous 1996 summer hit “Come On Ride the Train (Ride It)” by Quad City DJs and can also be seen in Outkast’s music video “So Fresh, So Clean.” Most recently, Bruce appears with Anthony Anderson in the KEM music video, “You’re On My Mind.”

Bruce’s memorable festival appearances include the prestigious, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in both Chicago (2009) and Montreal (2000 /2003/2008), Laffapalooza in Atlanta, GA (1999-2002) and the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen (2002). You can currently find Bruce guest-starrring on the Netflix Original comedy series “Family Reunion,” with Loretta Devine (2020), Syfy’s “Superstition,” “Showtime at the Apollo (2018),” in his DVD release, “Losin’ It: Live from Boston,” “Shaquille O’Neal’s Comedy All Stars” (Showtime 2018) and in constant reruns of “Comic View” on BET. When not performing in comedy clubs across the country, Bruce spends his time at home with his extended family in Atlanta. He is also extremely dedicated to his incredible car collection, which includes two Harley Davidson trucks and four Buick muscle cars, among others.

Darren Fleet

It doesn’t take long to fall in love with the comedic humor of Darren Fleet. Fleet is making waves in the comedy world and if you’re smart, you’ll want to ride this one.

Fleet was born in 1990, in South Boston, VA about 100 miles south of Richmond. Early on, he became somewhat fascinated with the comedians he would see on the small screen. “I watched people such as the late greats Nipsey Russell and Bernie Mac to Katt Williams and Sommore to name a few. I thought to myself, I want to be like them when I grow up and make people laugh,” says Fleet.

Fast forward to now, and that’s exactly what Fleet has been doing. He has performed live with the likes of Rickey Smiley, Karlous Miller, and the cast of Wild’ N Out amongst others. “Overall, it’s been great, because I’ve been able to share the stage with some of my favorite comedians,” explains Fleet.

Fleet has also been fortunate enough to showcase his talents at the BET Awards, Essence Festival, CIAA All-Star Weekend and Bronner Bros Hair Convention. If comedy isn’t enough to keep him busy, he has decided to throw his hat into the acting arena.

Fleet has built a following of more than 2 million followers on social media alone through his Instagram (www.instagram/lovedarrenfleet) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/darrenfleetcomedian) with his humorous rants on various aspects of everyday life.

Dirty South | RIP

Tonita Dirty South Camp is known for Comedy Camp (2015), Roast for the Check Teaser and Eviction Notice (2019).

This was a no holds barred comedy show. Atlanta’s Comedienne “Dirty South” gets down, raw and dirty! If you are easily offended by filthy language, this was not the show for you. Audiences were stunned. Dirty South tore the “house” down.